Begin Distilling – gin distillery in the heart of New Plymouth

Dave and Jo James have three core business values: make it fun, make it together and make it right. The Taranaki couple are on the cusp of launching their line of boutique London-style gin, distilled in New Plymouth using ingredients grown and sourced in Taranaki and throughout New Zealand. Their “make it right” attitude comes from their experience working […]

Jo James declares gin business a possible conflict of interest

A Taranaki District Health Board candidate who is setting up a gin distillery says she’s aware of the possible conflict of interest. But Jo James says not all conversations about alcohol and health have to be negative. James and her husband David are establishing New Plymouth’s very own gin distillery, Begin Distilling, and hope to […]